We, at the Classical Saxophone Project (CSP), have been deeply moved by the precarious situation of the musicians in Lebanon, a country facing an unimaginable hardship since the tragic explosion of the port of Beirut on August 4th, 2020.
The goal of our project “Music for Lebanon” is to perform a free concert at St. Joseph Church in Beirut on October 30th, 2021. This concert will be the first of what we hope will become a long collaboration between CSP and the Lebanese musicians.

We will perform with The String Orchestra of Lebanon and offer a chance to showcase their musicianship and provide much needed financial relief.

The event will be professionally videotaped and live-streamed, bringing a worldwide awareness of the resilience and artistry of these musicians even in the midst of the unparalleled calamity affecting their nation.

We plan to establish a long term collaboration with the musicians of Lebanon.

- CRUX FIDELIS, concerto for saxophone and string orchestra commissioned by CSP from Lebanese composer Naji Hakim will be premiered at this concert.

Two soloists will perform during the concert:

- Mario Rahi, violinist, (Lebanon)

- Javier Oviedo. Classical saxophonist, (USA)

Jean-Pierre Schmitt, conducting the orchestra.

The budget includes:

-  Stipend for 15 musicians

-  Stipend for soloist and conductor

-  Commission of Saxophone concerto

- Professional Videotape and live stream

- Travel and lodging. (2 People)

- Concert Hall

  • Alan Schlussel 
    • $30 
    • 4 d
  • Denzil Etienne 
    • $100 
    • 6 d
  • Firouzeh Sharifi 
    • $30 
    • 7 d
  • Anne-valerie Palomba 
    • $15 
    • 9 d
  • Gregory Vanderhulst 
    • $10 
    • 9 d
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Fundraising team (3)

Javier Oviedo 
Raised $85 from 3 donations
New York, NY
The Classical Saxohone Project Inc. 
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Jean-Pierre Schmitt 
Team member
Raised $465 from 7 donations
Florence Deniau 
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
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